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Maternity services

You and your baby are our top priority

The Novant Health Haymarket Medical Center Women's and Children's Center’s contemporary design, luxuriously furnished patient rooms and abundance of special amenities create a birthing experience that you and your entire family will cherish. Not only will you feel pampered during your stay, our comprehensive range of medical services will assure that you receive high-quality maternity care. The nurturing environment at Haymarket Medical Center is a special place for you and baby to begin your lives together.

To find an obstetrician you can trust, please call

703-530-WELL (9355)

For more information about our maternity services, classes, breastfeeding supplies, or taking a hospital tour, call

571-284-1000

Our services begin even before you conceive. We’re here to help make sure that you are healthy and prepared for pregnancy.

Your birthing experience

When your baby is on its way, our team of board-certified physicians and specialized nurses will be here for you. In our Women's and Children's Center, our spacious birthing suites are designed to meet your every need and provide a comfortable, secure, caring environment when your baby arrives. Our private postpartum suites include the comforts of home and plenty of room for visitors or loved ones to spend the night.

In addition to complete obstetrical and surgical services, we provide all newborn services, including hearing screening, a newborn nursery, and even a baby photo service.

If your baby needs it, we have a fully equipped Level 1 nursery staffed 24/7 with board-certified neonatalogists, NICU-experienced nurses, and therapists to care for your newborn.

Pre-registration recommended

We recommend that you pre-register for your hospital stay, which will streamline your admission when the baby’s coming.

High-risk pregnancy

Because of age and other factors, your pregnancy might be classified as “high risk.” That means you should take special precautions and perhaps make lifestyle adjustments based on advice from your Novant Health obstetrician.

If you’re concerned about a medical or genetic condition that might affect your pregnancy, we can help arrange ongoing monitoring and treatment.

Breastfeeding services

At Haymarket Medical Center, we believe that, in addition to being a rewarding and nurturing experience, breastfeeding offers many health benefits for your growing baby – but learning to nurse can take time, practice and patience.

Support after the baby arrives

Between 24 and 48 hours after the birth, your doctor will discharge you and your baby to go home if you both are doing well! Even after you and your little one leave the hospital, we are still here for you providing support during those first few weeks and beyond.

Although it just doesn't seem right, new mothers are not always happy; in fact, conditions such as rapid hormone change, fatigue, the physical and emotional stress of giving birth and sleep deprivation can combine to make you downright depressed, even with a beautiful new baby.

It is nothing to be ashamed of and you are certainly not alone. One in five new mothers will experience a serious postpartum mood disorder. Read this about postpartum depression. Then, please, stay in touch with your Novant Health physician if you need evaluation and treatment.

Find a doctor

The first step in good maternity care is to have an obstetrician you can trust – and it’s never too soon. We can help you find one. Please call us at 703-530-WELL (9355).

For more information about our maternity services, call 571-284-1000. Ask about our weekly e-newsletter with tips and health information on what to expect during each week of your pregnancy and beyond.

Here are frequently asked questions and answers about having your baby at Haymarket Medical Center.